A Doylestown man and his wife took their 22-month-old granddaughter out on Friday afternoon to shop for Labor Day party supplies. The trip, however, ended in a fatal Bucks County distracted driving crash.
70-year-old Edwin Kuenle, of Doylestown, was driving his Nissan Altima on Upper State Road in New Britain Township when his vehicle was struck by an oncoming Crown Victoria.
Edwin Kuenle sustained fatal injuries in the accident. His wife, Barbara DeVenuto Kuenle, 67, and his 22-month-old granddaughter were riding in the rear seat of the vehicle and survived the accident. Barbara DeVenuto Kuenle was transported to Abington Memorial Hospital where she was listed to be critical condition after the accident, having suffered broken ribs, legs and arms. Their granddaughter was treated for minor injuries and was released.
The driver of the Crown Victoria, a man from Hatboro who is said to be in his mid-30s, was listed in good condition at Abington Memorial Hospital. His 4-year-old son was also in the vehicle. He was flown to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was also listed in good condition.
Police have stated that they believe the accident was caused by distracted driving. The driver of the Crown Victoria appears to have been distracted and swerved across lanes, into the path of the Nissan Altima.
The Bucks County distracted driving crash lawyers at Cordisco & Saile offer our deepest condolences to the Kuenle family. We wish them the strength and support that they need to make it through this difficult time. We also wish a full recovery to all who were injured in this tragic accident.